After finding that spending by outside special interest groups wasn’t the flood from the right that the left tried to convince the country it was, the Washington Post is now reporting that democrats are now planning to match the flood of the very same anonymous donor organizations that they railed on the GOP for up until just a few weeks ago.
The change in Democratic strategy illustrates the extent of the fundraising earthquake that has shaken the U.S. political world this year. A series of court decisions effectively wiped away decades of campaign-finance restrictions, helping groups operating outside the political parties spend an estimated $500 million on attack ads and other election-related activities, most of it favoring Republicans.
The apparent change of heart is particularly notable for Obama, who has long advocated strict campaign-finance limits and has sharply criticized the Supreme Court for allowing unlimited political spending by corporations.
A pox on both houses.